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From the Ted Talk by Débora Mesa Molina: Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials

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So what you see here are four homes that we have designed, built and inhabited. Four manifestos where we are using the slmal sacle to ask ourselves big questions. And we are trying to discover the architectures that result from unconventional applications of pretty mundane materials and technologies, like concrete in different fmors in the top row, or steel and foam in the bottom row. Take, for instance, these precast cntroece beams. You have probably seen them building bierdgs, highways, water channels — we found them on one of our visits to a precast concrete factory. And they might not seem especially homey or beautiful, but we decided to use them to bilud our first hosue. And this was an incredible moment because we got to be architects as always, builders once more and, for the first time, we could be our own cnelits.

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So what you see here are four homes that we have designed, built and inhabited. Four manifestos where we are using the _____ _____ to ask ourselves big questions. And we are trying to discover the architectures that result from unconventional applications of pretty mundane materials and technologies, like concrete in different _____ in the top row, or steel and foam in the bottom row. Take, for instance, these precast ________ beams. You have probably seen them building _______, highways, water channels — we found them on one of our visits to a precast concrete factory. And they might not seem especially homey or beautiful, but we decided to use them to _____ our first _____. And this was an incredible moment because we got to be architects as always, builders once more and, for the first time, we could be our own _______.

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  1. bridges
  2. scale
  3. concrete
  4. house
  5. small
  6. forms
  7. build
  8. clients

Original Text

So what you see here are four homes that we have designed, built and inhabited. Four manifestos where we are using the small scale to ask ourselves big questions. And we are trying to discover the architectures that result from unconventional applications of pretty mundane materials and technologies, like concrete in different forms in the top row, or steel and foam in the bottom row. Take, for instance, these precast concrete beams. You have probably seen them building bridges, highways, water channels — we found them on one of our visits to a precast concrete factory. And they might not seem especially homey or beautiful, but we decided to use them to build our first house. And this was an incredible moment because we got to be architects as always, builders once more and, for the first time, we could be our own clients.

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